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When these people started casting, they created a lot of buzz by "recruiting" real kids from the Bronx. My sister went and tried out for the part of Mylene, and I saw many other LOCAL kids trying out for...
Disclaimer: This isn't an attack on my Black or Latino brothers and sisters, it's a call to action. Open your eyes and accomplish your goals. Stop blaming others. Yesterday was a day to celebrate the birth of the United States...
A few days ago I attended the first #boricuasonline event at the Centro for Puerto Rican studies at Hunter College. My buddy Julio Ricardo Varela was one of the speakers. Like me, Julio can talk, it is one of his many...
Before watching Sex tips for straight women from a gay man, the wife and myself wanted to grab a quick dinner in the area. Our plan was to have Bareburger, but as we walked along 46 street towards 9th...
I first encountered Lemon Andersen at a Capicu open mic event. He performed a poetic piece, I remember looking at him and thinking "what does this white dude know about these things he's talking about." Of course, I look white, and...
Let me preface this by saying that I am not an expert, and I don't know a whole lot about Puerto RicoU.S relations. I have a very basic understanding and my opinion is based on that very basic understanding....
Why She'll Never Date A Latino? Oh boy, Danielle K Gonzalez done messed up now! So this woman wrote an article on Vivala where she basically attempted to explain why she'll never date a Latino. Once you filter through...
When I was growing up in the hood, being called "gay" was one of the most offensive things that someone could say to you. People would kill each other over something that! I saw many fights because someone called...
This past weekend at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus Sangre Viva held its second of hopefully many more educational events.  This event, dubbed "Historias! A Conversation On Latino Literature" featured an amazing panel of published authors from within the Latino community. The...
The Obama camp held a lunch conference with about 1,000 Latino delegates. Nothing outstanding there, but what I found hilarious was the request for all silverware to be taken away prior to his arrival. That cracked me up. National Association of Latino Elected...

Don Coqui

I came here a few months ago with my little sis, my mom, and my sister's dad. We brought her here for her birthday. This place is a bit out of the way if you are not driving, and though...
This show is in it's 5th year, I have only recently become involved, but am I ever glad to be able to share with such an amazing group of people. Run by George "The Urban Jibaro" Torres and Juan...
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